Memorial services set for trans woman murdered in OKC

Brooklyn BreYanna Stevenson. FB photo.

By Robin Dorner
Editor in Chief

In the early hours of November 27, Brooklyn BreYanna Stevenson, 31, was found dead in a room at Oxford Inn, 5301 N Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma City.

Soon after her death, the family released this statement, "We are heartbroken. Brooklyn BreYanna was an amazing daughter, sister and friend with a giving and loving heart. We pray that those who committed this heinous crime will be identified and Brooklyn will receive justice."

Memorial Service for Stevenson will be held Wednesday, December 6, at 1 p.m. at Temple and Sons Funeral Home at 2801 N. Kelley OKC, OK. A public viewing will be Tuesday, December 5 from 1-7 p.m.

More about the murder of Brooklyn BreYanna Stevenson:
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LGBT+ community rallies behind OKC trans murder victim’s family

Since the start of the year, at least 25 transgender people have been killed in the U.S., the most on record. Eighty-four percent were people of color, and 80 percent were women.

Since January 2013, the Human Rights Campaign has documented at least 102 transgender people who were victims of fatal violence; at least 87 were transgender people of color. And these disturbing numbers likely underreport deadly violence targeting transgender people, who may not be properly identified as transgender.

Anyone with information in the death of Stevenson should call the homicide tip line (405) 297-1200.

More Gayly coverage of homicides of transgender people: 
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New details arise in murder of Charlotte trans woman
Georgia man arrested in trans murder
Maryland man found guilty in killing of transgender woman
Baltimore police investigating murder of transgender woman

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